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Old 01-07-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Heating issues.

Some of you know I got a Nova Extreme Pro yesterday. I need some help with my water temp I am pretty sure some of you saw this thread coming....lol... But anyways What can I do to keep my water temp stable yesterday I notice it went up to 80degress and this morning since I have no Lunar lights it went down too 78.1degress. I have my heater set to 79. What can I do to fix this small issue?

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A 2 deg temp swing is nothing to worry about. I have yet to use a heater that has an accurate thermostat. I highly suggest the Ranco temp controllers. You can use either a 1 stage to control your heaters or a 2 stage to control the heater and fans/chiller.
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Small changes like that I wouldn't sweat it. In the ocean the water temperature varies during the day and night cycle as well. Especially at the depths the hobbiest tries to recreate.

Pop your heater to 80, that will most probably get you 79 if that's what you're shooting for
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Small changes like that I wouldn't sweat it. In the ocean the water temperature varies during the day and night cycle as well. Especially at the depths the hobbiest tries to recreate.

Pop your heater to 80, that will most probably get you 79 if that's what you're shooting for
What about when my lights are on for more than 6hr will that be bad for coral with water temp being 2degress warmer?
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Frankie, do you still have a lid on the tank?
I agree with the rest, that is not a bad swing.
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no I took off everything
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While I agree a 2 degree swing is pretty normal, if it bothers you, get a little 6" clamp on fan and blow across the top of your tank. You'll be amazed how much it cools things off. (And be prepared to increase the amount of your top off due to evaporation.)
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Yeah I notice this morning I had to top off with almost 8 cups of water and that was less than 12 hrs.... lol
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What is it that's actually creating the heat is it the Ballast or the Bulbs? I did not think fluorescent lights get extremely hot. Or is it a combination of both?
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The bulbs put off a lot of heat and they are pointing right at the water so they warm the water. As the others said the swing you are seeing isn't bad at all. I get a swing of about 1.6 degrees during the day/night cycle on my tank.
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